Episode 6: IT IQ Series – Three digital platforms to enhance your classroom

Summary: Teachers can use online assessments, artificial intelligence and augmented reality to take existing lessons to the next level–but they shouldn’t forget the basics of classroom management when doing so.  Digital technology can help teachers do many new things–but also transform the very basics of classroom learning. When done wisely, the results speak for themselves: Bentley…


Building the campus of the future, today

How Ignia’s Smart Campus can help you meet staff and student expectations, deliver world-class facilities, and gain an all-important competitive edge. Running a higher education institution can be complex. As well as the day-to-day management of your people, programs and facilities, there’s the ongoing challenge of securing funding, increasing enrollments of local and international students…


Episode 5: IT IQ Series – Are teachers in danger of app-overload?

Summary: Educators need to consolidate their software platforms if they want to develop even more innovative digital lessons for their students. The days of the computer-free classroom are well and truly over. In fact, the government has been at the forefront of supporting the use of technology in Australian schools, with plans like the National…


How to build a chat bot in 10 minutes

Written by Natalie Afshar This blog post is inspired by a workshop on Azure and Chatbots by Ray Fleming at the Microsoft Learning Partner Summit in January 2018. It was Arthur C Clarke’s third law that “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”  And Ray Kurzweil, who likened modern day technology to the spells…


Windows Mixed Reality Headsets

Written by Natalie Afshar This previous blog post about Windows Mixed reality involved lots of products that are free, and if you want to give your students a completely immersive world, a Mixed Reality headset, there is a broad ecosystem of options available in the mixed reality space, at various price points. Mid-Range: Lenovo and…


Mixed Reality for everyone through Windows 10

Written by Natalie Afshar What exactly is mixed reality? And how does it compare with augmented reality and virtual reality? Well, virtual reality (VR) usually involves a fully immersive virtual experience including head mounted displays, while augmented reality (AR) involves an overlay of content on the real world, and mixed reality (MR) takes it one…